How to Visit Toronto’s Best Museums Without Spending a Dime

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Toronto is home to many amazing museums, but visiting some of them comes with a pretty high price tag. If you want to explore them without breaking a bank, here’s how you can check out some of the best museums in this Canadian metropolis, free of charge.

Art Gallery of Ontario

You can visit one of Toronto’s largest art galleries free of charge if you happen to be there at the right time. Art Gallery of Ontario has a longstanding tradition of offering free admission every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., but tickets have to be booked online and they’re usually released on Monday.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art is another spot in Toronto that art lovers shouldn’t miss for the world, and there’s a way you can visit it for free. The ground floor is always open to the public, while the rest of the museum can be visited for free on the first Sunday of each month with pre-booked tickets.

Gardiner Museum

This privately-owned museum is dedicated to ceramic art, and its permanent collection includes around 4,000 pieces. In addition to being free for students, children, and friends of the museum, it can also be visited free of charge every Wednesday, between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.